The Mia Love fundraising juggernaut rolls on. The Republican candidate in Utah’s 4th Congressional District reports $872,999 in cash on hand. Love raised $730,727 in the last quarter, and more than $2.8 million in this election cycle alone. Most of those donations came from individuals, as Love took less than $100,000 from political action committees in the last quarter.
Love’s campaign saw donations from nearly 11,000 individual donors and 46 political action committees. The average donation to love was $67.16.
Love campaign manager Dave Hansen says Love’s cash haul was the largest by any challenger or for any open Congressional seat in this cycle.
“It’s a tribute to Mia that people look at her as a very strong candidate and they want to see her in Congress,” says Hansen.
Love’s campaign spent $495,883 in the last quarter. Most of that money went to fundraising costs and a large TV ad buy.
Love’s campaign ads will start hitting the airwaves on September 15 and run through the end of the election on nearly every TV station in the Salt Lake market.
Most election projections expect Love to win the open seat easily come November, but Hansen says his candidate won’t get complacent.
“You never run like you’re gonna win,” he said. “You do what you need to do to win the race.”
Love’s Democratic opponent, Doug Owens, has not yet revealed their quarterly fundraising numbers, but he’s got a lot of ground to make up. As of the end of April, Owens reported $117,857 in his campaign account.